Mastery: Openings

Understanding the Colle-Zukertort

Understanding the Colle-Zukertort

This course is designed to help players improve their opening play in a way that is rarely presented in the books. By going through positions featuring typical ideas it develops and understanding of typical Colle positions. With better PATTERN RECOGNITION players start to get a feel for where their pieces belong in the opening and what they should be trying to do.

  • Zukertort - Blackburne

    This position arose in Zukertort - Blackburne, London 1883. It's White's move.

    • 1 challenge
  • Yusupov - Scheeren 1

    This position is from Yusupov - Scheeren, Plovdiv 1983. It's White's move.

    • 2 challenges
  • Hartston - Upton

    This position arose in a game Hartston - Upton, London (Robert Silk International) 1984. White to play.

    • 2 challenges
  • Hoi - Danielsen

    This position is from a game Hoi - Danielsen, Danish Championship, Ringsted 1995. White to play.

    • 2 challenges
  • Yermolinsky - Shaked

    This position is taken from the game Yermolinsky - Shaked, New York Open 1998. White to play.

    • 1 challenge
  • Lobron - Adams

    This position is from a game Lobron - Adams, Dortmund 1996. White to play.

    • 1 challenge
  • Yusupov - Drasko

    This position was taken from a game Yusupov - Drasko, Sarajevo 1984. White to play.

    • 2 challenges
  • Kastaneida - Zaw

    This position is from a game Kastaneida - Zaw from the Istanbul Olympiad in 2000. It's White's move.

    • 4 challenges
  • Euwe - Rubinstein

    Taken from the game Euwe - Rubinstein, Maehrisch Ostrau 1923.

    • 3 challenges
  • Kogan - Templier

    This position is taken from a game between Artur Kogan and Nicolas Templier from a rapidplay tournament in Corsica in 2005. White to play.

    • 1 challenge
  • Koltanowski - Sunyer

    This position is from a game Koltanowski - Sunyer, Sitges 1934. White to play.

    • 1 challenge
  • Hoi - Gulko

    This position is taken from the game Hoi - Gulko from the Olympiad in Thessaloniki in 1988. White to play.

    • 2 challenges
  • Nimzovitsch - Von Gottschall

    From the game Nimzovitsch - Von Gottschall, Breslau 1925. White to play.

    • 2 challenges
  • Keres - Spassky

    This position is from the game Keres - Spassky from the Gothenburg Interzonal in 1955.

    • 3 challenges
  • Colle - Gruenfeld I

    This exciting position is from the game Colle - Gruenfeld, Berlin 1926. White to play.

    • 4 challenges
  • Lobron - Korchnoi

    This position occurred in a game Lobron - Korchnoi, played in the Ordix Rapidplay in Frankfurt, 1998. White to play.

    • 3 challenges
  • Rubinstein - Treybal

    From the game Rubinstein - Treybal, Baden Baden 1925. White to play.

    • 2 challenges
  • Filatov - Mayer

    This position arose in the game Filatov - Mayer in the Worrd Open in Philadelphia in 2000. White to play.

    • 5 challenges
  • Krabbe - Computer Dappet

    Taken from Krabbe vs Dappet (Computer), The Hague 1992. White to play.

    • 8 challenges
  • Yusupov - Spiridonov

    This position is from the game Yusupov - Spiridonov, Plovdiv 1983. Black has just won a pawn on a3 and it's White to play.

    • 4 challenges
  • Bellin - Moen

    The position in the diagram is from Jana Bellin's (playing White) against Moen from the Gausdal Troll Masters in 1992. White to play.

    • 6 challenges
  • Yusupov - Dautov

    This position is from a rapidplay game, Yusupov - Dautov, Essen 2000. White to play.

    • 6 challenges
  • Yusupov - Schlosser

    This position is from the game Yusupov - Schlosser, Bundesliga 1997. White to play.

    • 6 challenges
  • Yusupov - Scheeren II

    This position arose in the latter stages of Yusupov - Scheeren, Plovdiv 1983. White to play.

    • 3 challenges
  • Colle - Gruenfeld II

    This position is from the game Colle - Gruenfeld, Berlin 1926. White to play.

    • 3 challenges
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